Posts Tagged ‘bedroom’

April 25, 2018

Last Friday, Twin Shadow gave us one of the most epic Popscene sets of the year at his sold out headline show at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. The only regret I harbor from that evening is the fact that I somehow missed out on the announcement that Yuno was the opening act, and I only caught the very last song of his set as I entered the venue. The Floridian artist, signed to Sub Pop Records, made his live debut that night, and despite having fallen for his music after hearing No Going Back earlier this year, I’ve missed out on his inaugural performance! Failure aside, I can’t help but bask in joy due to the surfy nostalgic pop and gauzy rock oozing from Yuno’s wistful aching new song Why For. It’s almost as if the fascinating new talent had mixed WU LYF’s rough bellowing rock with The Drums’ dreamy, wavy surf pop and a touch of Black Kids’ indie rock, too. Yuno’s debut EP, Moodie, arrives on Sub Pop June 15th. Pre-order, here. Re-visit our No Going Back feature, here.

February 13, 2018

Like a fragrant perfume, Ayelle’s softly haunting, sensually hovering voice lures us into her new track Young, an electro-R&B and chill electronica ballad produced by Alex Lustig. The Swedish-Iranian siren and her Belgian cohort envelop us in gossamer flickering warmth on the finely textured, yet thickly intoxicating late night serenade. Young is a song drenched in honeyed nostalgia and sighing remorse. We tend to look to the past with rose colored glasses, and to the future with doubt and fear. Those relationships long gone often seem hard to measure up to after time has healed most of our hearts’ wounds. That idea of “what if” will always plague us, but at least we can rack our own minds in the most sublime manner possible, while accompanied by this feathery, milky nocturne.

December 13, 2017

You would think that at some point we’d become numb to the potency of EDEN’s heart crushing music after so many years of falling for the producer, singer songwriter, and multi-instrumentalists’ music, but it’s simply impossible to not feel the weight of his exceptional music. The Dublin producer, formerly known as The Eden Project when we first discovered him, is back with another exquisite post-EDM/indietronica track named Crash. We crash and collide with the 21 year old musician’s raw yet exquisite opus, an intimate but windswept embodiment of human emotion and suffering. The video for Crash was directed by EDEN’s frequent collaborators Zhang + Knight (Naughty Boy, Ghostpoet) and filmed in Kiev. We’ve been waiting a very long time for a full length album from this astute artist. Vertigo arrives January 19th. Per-order, here and you’ll get ‘start end’, ‘gold’ and ‘crash’ instantly.

November 7, 2017

I’m incredibly grateful to have come across this fine talent from London named bakar. His latest song is named ‘small town girl’, and its a snazzy, jazzy R&B soul jam produced by Future Cut. Mellow acoustic vibes meld with a foggy bedroom intimacy. bakar’s music and his deep rolling croon is like Tom Misch meets King Krule, with at times, some Kele Okereke, too, as can be heard on some of his other singles. For more of the fascinating artist’s music, stream chilled out groover ‘something i said’ below, as well as the more uptempo ‘new day’, which has more of that aforementioned jagged bellowing Kele/Bloc Party feel going on. bakar has plenty more fine tunes on his Soundcloud, here, too.

July 11, 2017

The other day, I ambled upon a mysterious project named Roy Blair, and I know nothing about him, or them. I’m guessing it’s a him, but I can’t be sure. His latest single, Shell, is making quite an impression, having acquired 19K streams on Soundcloud along and I’m sure several times that on Spotify and elsewhere. Its a lo-fi fusion of indie rock and acoustic R&B soul. It feels sincere and gritty, heartfelt and enduring. And this isn’t Roy Blair’s first fine rodeo, either. His Soundcloud features a full year of fine sonic accomplishments, each of them having racked up a lot of listens, too. You can check them out on Soundcloud, here. You can be sure I’ll be looking out for more info regarding this artist in the days ahead. 

June 9, 2017

Litany, the Leeds based alt pop duo made up of Beth Cornell and Jack Nicolaides, caught our ears over two years ago with their sleek minimalism and finely layered hypnotic pop. Yesterday, the pair released their long awaited debut EP, 4 Track, which features brand new music as well as recent fan favorite Flaws. Fresh off the EP is this lustrous electro pop single Bedroom, an elegant confluence of breezy steel drums, elastic synths, and airy buoyant beats. Sublime Bedroom feels like a warm summer’s night. It’s inviting, enchanting, and relaxing. You can stream and download Litany’s debut EP, here.

May 15, 2017

We’ve been excited about Mabel ever since the young talent from London debuted but a little over a year ago with Know Me Better. This daughter of Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey proved that musicality runs in the family when she spellbound us with that jazzy hip hop and soulful trip hop concoction. Mabel recently made her television debut on Later with Jools Holland, and she continues to reel us in to her sensuous world via new single Bedroom. The video for this slick smoldering, gutsy punching R&B and electropop ballad features serpentine winding choreography by Holly Blakely. Bedroom is described as an anthem of feminine independence, sexuality, and control, and it’s delivered with fierce confidence. The single is the second track to be lifted from Mabel’s EP of the same name, out June 30th via Polydor Records. Pre-order links can be found, here.

September 15, 2016

It’s a dewy eyed fragility and a delicate vulnerability that draws me into Philly based musician Lincoln Halloran’s music, which he releases under the project name Hello Shark. Indeed, Jackson Browne seems near ready to crumble under the weight of solemn emotion. Lincoln Halloran bares all, stripping all frivolity aside to give us raw, naked honesty, which he confesses with captivating storytelling skills. This lo-fi, folksy bedroom pop, though subtle and frail, is potent and mesmeric in all its deep introspection. Jackson Browne comes from Hello Shark’s new full length, Delicate, out September 30th via Orindal Records. Considering the fact that Drake himself is performing tonight in Oakland, it’s only fitting we also partake in Hello Shark’s bittersweet quivering, gauzy endearing Drake Night below, too. Pre-order new album Delicate, here.

June 7, 2016

Out In The Dark moves with stark honesty, an earthy beauty from Melbourne’s Alexander Biggs. Its lo-fi dream folk ambiance and pastoral earnestness seem to combine Blind Pilot, stripped down Death Cab With Cutie, and early Youth Lagoon (the Trevor Powers of first album The Year Of Hibernation, to be exact). The heart rending song was recorded, mixed, and mastered in Alexander Biggs’ bedroom, and it’s the second single from his debut EP, due for release later this year. Watch the video for tender Out In The Dark below. Its glowing lantern is a fine representation of the song, whose soft glow is a beacon of light, or a shooting star, in the darkness of this muddled world. 

November 26, 2015

An intriguing young artist from Minnesota who goes by the well fitting name Karizma had me deeply fascinated by the music he releases on his Call Me Karizma project. New song Euphoria is lo-fi raw but melodically alluring, an angsty bedroom pop punk and mellow hip hop ballad which comes off like an idiosyncratic fusion of Blink 182, Youth Lagoon, Twenty One Pilots, Watsky, and My Chemical Romance.  Euphoria, as its name suggests, is a carefree, blithe sparkler, one I find infinitely addictive. Karizma just finished touring with artists including Mod Sun, Blackbear, and Max Schneider, and it’s obvious he’s already developing a devout fan base that will only grow fantastically in size. A quick dive into Karizma’s other music on Soundcloud lead me to a song that slipped by me last year produced by xxyyxx. Visit entrancing Karma, below.